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13 hours ago, drawkcabi said:

Just finished season 1 of Happy! on Netflix.

My reaction:

:huh:  :blink:  :eek:   :shocked: :lmao: :ack:    :stillsick:    :uhoh:   :owned:    :dunno:

 

Also, having never before heard of this series, from the very first episode I kept thinking This has got to be adapted from a comic book, it's the only explanation!

So I looked it up.

Big surprise: it was. :P 

Happy was fantastic... after the first episode --and the tedious introduction of Patton Oswalt's animated donkey-- I was hooked... I almost bailed, and I'm glad I didn't.

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I watched the new season of Luther.  It's a really good cop show, but Ruth Wilson is what makes it great.  Also, I really hope that they stop make it because that final scene was the perfect ending for that show.

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On 1/8/2019 at 8:51 AM, Heartofice said:

Saw The Favourite. All 3 of the main leads are absolutely wonderful in their roles, and the interplay and dynamics between them is mesmerising. Olivia Colman is always brilliant in everything, even when I first saw her in Peep Show and Look around You, so its so nice to see her getting the roles she deserves and can really get her teeth into. 

I was expecting the movie to be a little odder, considering who directed it, but its actually quite straightforward. Its also beautiful to look at, amazing use of light at times.

Loved the film!!! Absolutely fantastic 

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I watched the premiere of History's Project Blue Book based on the true story of US Air Force investigations of UFOs in the 1950s. It was decent if formulaic and filled with the usual tropes of alien investigations. Aidan Gillen was fine as the astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek. Enough there for an interesting character. Michael Malarkey's Capt. Michael Quinn, however, seemed like a cardboard cut-out of your typical self-assured, know-it-all military brass. Hopefully he becomes more interesting throughout the series.

Probably worth taking a chance for fans of the X-Files since Project Blue Book inspired Carter to create his series. Very similar themes.  Sounds like it will be a quasi-anthology with Hynek and Quinn investigating a new case each episode. Decent, but not blown away.

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Giving this Watership Down on Netflix a try.  Didn't realize it would be such a repeat of the animated one.

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Bored and hadn't been to the movies in a while so I watched Escape Room today. Not a horrible movie. Pretty predictable but still entertaining enough to see it on the cheap.

Spoiler

Not too happy with the ending since it makes the whole movie a set up for a sequel. I thought they were going back to show us the leads past when she was in the plane wreck, to show the game caused it, but no, just a set up for the sequel.

 

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Just finished another rewatch of parks and rec. Is Craig the worst character in a great show ever?

Need to get act together. Still haven't started Luther, Attenborough's dynasties, Ozark, the deuce, and only half way through BCS. 

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2 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

Just finished another rewatch of parks and rec. Is Craig the worst character in a great show ever?

I love Craig...

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31 minutes ago, Nictarion said:

I love Craig...

I hate Craig, all he does is shout and have funny eyes.  You are wrong.

It goes

Lesley (my favourite human on TV ever, i'm so in love with her) > Ron > Andy > April > Chris > Garry/Jerry/Terry > Ben > Donna > Mark > Tom > Anne >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Craig

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2 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

I hate Craig, all he does is shout and have funny eyes.  You are wrong.

It goes

Lesley (my favourite human on TV ever, i'm so in love with her) > Ron > Andy > April > Chris > Garry/Jerry/Terry > Ben > Donna > Mark > Tom > Anne >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Craig

You don’t have Ron first so you’re more wrong. 

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5 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

Been watching the Sopranos marathon on HBO2 all week. Something satisfying about watching it on tv again. Debut was 20 years ago today. GOAT

Yes.  Rewatching a lot of it this week, I think it is the best show in TV history, and it's not really even that close.

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I finally got round to watching Split because I want to watch Glass when it comes out in a few weeks. I knew roughly what the 'twist' at the end of the film was obviously but I was kind of expecting it to be a bigger part of the film. Anyway, other than that it was ok, McAvoy was pretty good and it didn't make me angry like a number of other Shyamalan films.

 

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4 minutes ago, ljkeane said:

I finally got round to watching Split because I want to watch Glass when it comes out in a few weeks. I knew what the roughly what the 'twist' at the end of the film was obviously but I was kind of expecting it to be a bigger part of the film. Anyway, other than that it was ok, McAvoy was pretty good and it didn't make me angry like a number of other Shyamalan films.

 

McAvoy is a lot of fun. But the movie goes actually mental (in a non ironically bad way) towards the end.

The twist did not improve the movie. Or make any sense.

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5 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

Just finished another rewatch of parks and rec. Is Craig the worst character in a great show ever?

Need to get act together. Still haven't started Luther, Attenborough's dynasties, Ozark, the deuce, and only half way through BCS. 

Luther is only four hours of telly though (appreciate that's a long time when you have a child but even so).

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6 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

Just finished another rewatch of parks and rec. Is Craig the worst character in a great show ever?

Need to get act together. Still haven't started Luther, Attenborough's dynasties, Ozark, the deuce, and only half way through BCS. 

At least the bbc has these shows on iPlayer for several months. They seem to dictate my viewing with their "x days left to watch" it's maybe a clever policy come to think of it. 

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Happy was a lot of demented, horrible, awesome fun. The Happy! credit at the start continued to amaze me. 

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1 hour ago, Isis said:

Luther is only four hours of telly though (appreciate that's a long time when you have a child but even so).

It's more that after she goes to bed we want light entertainment. Not broody London and serial killers. 

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On 1/8/2019 at 7:30 PM, Martini Sigil said:

Happy was fantastic... after the first episode --and the tedious introduction of Patton Oswalt's animated donkey-- I was hooked... I almost bailed, and I'm glad I didn't.

Good to know.  I bailed after the first episode, but I'll give it another shot.

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1 hour ago, Kalbear said:

Happy was a lot of demented, horrible, awesome fun. The Happy! credit at the start continued to amaze me. 

One of my wife's favorite show. She's demented and awesome too so it fits.

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